A new documentary on Birmingham’s grime scene is set to be released later this month.
‘Risky Roadz 0121’ was created by one of the scene's original documentarians, Roony "Risky Roadz" Keefe. A co-production between Keefe, and Two Yanks and a Brit UK, the film focuses on the Midlands scene, with a particular focus on Birmingham and some of the city's best-known grime names, including Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Mist.
A new grime and hip-hop conference is set to take place in Glasgow this summer.
Set to launch in July, the inaugural edition of HANG — Scotland's first conference dedicated to grime and hip-hop — will take place at Glasgow venue SWG3, with an aim to "inspire and empower members of Scotland's hip hop and grime communities".
DJ Target’s Grime Kids book is set to be adapted as a BBC Drama series next year.
Published in 2018, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra host DJ Target's book Grime Kids was dubbed the "definitive inside story of grime", telling the story of a "group of kids in the 90s who had a dream to make their voice heard" — featuring stories with the likes of Wiley and Dizzee Rascal — and documenting their "seminal impact on today's pop culture."
The nominees have been announced for this year's MOBO Awards.
This year’s MOBO ceremony, hosted by presenter Maya Jama and Youtube star Chunkz, is set to take place on the 9th December, and will be streamed in full via Youtube, marking the first ever digital MOBOs.
The soundtrack has been released for a new film about grime and UK rap, Against All Odds.
Centered around the story of MC Active, an artist trying to make it in the early '00s grime scene, the film documents his ambitions as well as his struggles, and is the first project to be released by the newly-launched Motown Records UK.
D Double E has released a new album.
In September, Newham Generals co-founder and legendary MC, D Double E, revealed details of a 12-track follow up to his 2018 debut solo album, 'Jackuum'. Announced alongside a single featuring Kano, D Double has now shared the full album: 'D.O.N.'.
Released last Friday, 23rd October, via his own Bluku Music imprint, 'D.O.N.' features tracks from D Double alongside the likes of Giggs, Ghetts, JME, and Ms Banks.
Dizzee Rascal has been awarded an MBE.
London rapper Dizzee Rascal, who is set to release his seventh studio LP on the 30th October, will recieve an MBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours.